Job Title: Learning Design Specialist

Reports to:Program Coordinator, Teaching & Learning
Typical Schedule:230/245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:1755, 1756
Salary Schedule:MGT07

JOB GOAL

Responsible for collaborating with teachers, curriculum, leaders, and administrators to define objectives within the learning design and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literacy programs that help support student growth and enable educators to provide high impact instruction.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Create and implement teacher support plans that include rigorous standards, best instructional practices, student centered learning, and integration of digital tools and resources that ensures teacher and student development.
  2. Provide ongoing training and materials to educators that enhance data-driven decision making and that support student/teacher progression.
  3. Promote strategies and examples that enhance the teaching, learning and engagement of students while integrating instructional shifts and strategies designed to improve students’ skills across all educational disciplines.
  4. Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations that engage student curiosity and lead to student growth.
  5. Support the on-going evaluation of student and teacher ICT proficiency and make recommendations for program modifications as needed to improve results.
  6. Engage in professional development that includes current research and emerging trends in ICT literacy, learning design, and professional practices.
  7. Participate in and facilitate professional learning community meetings that support teachers and coaches in planning for high impact learning experiences, that are standards based, and that integrate instructional shifts with the purpose of improving student gains.
  8. Provide guidance in selection, utilization, and evaluation of resources that help support learning objectives and that meet the individual needs and interests of students and adult learners.
  9. Support district wide utilization of online learning platforms to enhance student learning and development
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form using positive interpersonal skills with school-based, regional, and district support teams
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in both formal and informal settings
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across school-based, regional, and district support teams

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience using current communications technologies
  • Experience using digital resources to engage learners
  • Experience with virtual and hybrid learning environments
  • Experience with management and support of online learning management platforms
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Learning Design Specialist;   EST: October 20, 2015;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: October 20, 2015